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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Festive Iris Stitch Striped Throw {Free Crochet Pattern}

My Festive Iris Stitch Striped Throw is made in a fun and... well... festive color pattern. The Iris stitch is a beautiful stitch with lots of character, so I decided that it would look best with a simple trim.


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The iris stitch is an easy stitch to learn, so this project is perfect to work on while listening to an audio book or watching tv. Come on now, we all do it! 
Between the larger hook size and the stitch itself, this throw works up quickly and has such a nice drape.
The striped pattern makes the stitch stand out more and highlights the natural wave of each row. This is one of my favorite throws and I really enjoyed making it.


The only drawback of a striped throw is the inevitable weaving in of the ends. This job can be made easier if you use the Russian join method or simply crochet over the ends as you go.

Festive Iris Stitch Striped Throw
(3'X3')

Supplies:
Size N crochet hook
Caron United yarn: 2 skeins Burgundy, 1 skein Aran, 1 skein Dark Green



Color Pattern:
Colors: A: Burgundy, B: Aran, C: Dark Green
Pattern: AABABBCBCCAC

Special Stitch:
Iris Stitch: (2dc, ch 1, 2dc) all in same stitch.

Pattern:
With color A, Ch 99
Row 1: (2dc, ch 1, 2dc) in 5th ch from hook. *skip 3 ch, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch, rep from * to last 2 ch, skip 1 ch, 1 dc in last ch, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, skip first 3 dc, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in ch 1 space, skip next 4 dc, rep from * to last 2 dc, skip last 2 dc, dc in the top of the turning chain. Turn.
Rows 3-48: Repeat row 2, following the color pattern above.
Rows 49-50: Repeat row 2, using color A.
Do not finish off.

Edging:
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in the next 3 dc, *skip ch 1 space, sc in the next 4 dc. Repeat from * to the last ch 1 space. Skip the ch 1 space, sc in last 2 dc, sc in top of turning chain. (98 sc made on this side)
Ch 1, working along the side, sc 100 evenly spaced. (100 sc made on this side)
Ch 1, working the back side of the foundation chain, sc in each across. (98 sc made on this side)
Ch 1, working along the final side, sc 100 evenly spaced. (100 sc made on this side)
Ch 1, join with sl stitch to first sc in round.
Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same as join, dc 96, 2 dc in ch 1 space. (100 dc made on this side)
Ch 1, dc in next 100 sts. (100 dc made on this side)
Ch 1, 2 dc in ch 1 space, dc 96, 2 dc in ch 1 space. (100 dc made on this side)
Ch 1, dc 100. (100 dc made on this side)
Join to top of beginning ch 3(the one that counted as 1st dc). We now have 100 stitches on each side.
Round 3: Ch 3, *dc 100, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space. Repeat from * 2 times. dc 100, (dc, ch 1) in next ch 1 space.m Join to top of beginning ch 3 with slip stitch.
Round 4: Ch 1, *sc 102, (sc, ch 1, sc in ch 1 space. Repeat from * 2 times. sc 102, (sc, ch 1) in ch 1 space. Join with slip stitch to beginning ch 1.
Finish off and weave in all ends.




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19 comments:

  1. So pretty! I am just barely starting out with crochet, but I would love to be able to get good enough to tackle this!!!!!

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    1. Thank you, Jill! If you can double crochet, you can do this. You'd be surprised at how easy this is. :)

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  2. This is so pretty. I so wish I could do things like this! It seems as thought it would be so soothing!

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    1. Thank you, Mandee! It really is. Addictive, too! haha

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  3. That's a beautiful stitch and afghan. I love it and am pinning it to use as I am making an afghan for each of my grand children. Love this. Cathy

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    1. Thank you, Cathy! I'd love for you to share your finished project on my Facebook page. :)

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  4. BB only crochets when a new baby is here, and lately not even for that... might join you on this one though. Gracias for the pattern; it's lovely. BB2U

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    1. Thank you, Bohemian Babushka! It truly is a great cause, and I am happy to know that you are considering joining along. If you do, I would love to see your finished work. Feel free to share to my Facebook page. :)

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  5. I love that you took action on this cause. I bought my first crochet needle and some yarn last weekend. We'll see how successful I am.

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    1. Thank you, Jeannie! You will do great! My best advice for beginners is to stick with it. It gets easier. I PROMISE! :)

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  6. Very pretty! I want to learn to crochet but I haven't quite gotten to it yet.

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    1. Thank you, Danielle! If you ever get the chance to get started, I have a Learn to Crochet series that you may be interested in. Just click the link on my sidebar. :)

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  7. I just LOVE the colors you choose for this piece!
    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.blogspot.com

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  8. This is very beautiful ! I love the colors you chose for it. I am thinking about trying to make this.

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    1. Thank you, Carrol! Once you get going, it is a very easy pattern. :)
      If you do make it, I'd love for you to share a pic of your finished throw on my Facebook page!

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  9. Working on a baby afghan right now for baby boy due in Dec. Will definitely try this one next. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. How many stitches do I need if I want to make a full size blanket and not just the 3x3 for a baby?

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    1. Depends on what size blanket. ;)
      You would need to determine your desired blanket size, then do the math to figure out the stitches. If you want 6 feet across, simply double.
      Check out my stitch tutorial for the Iris Stitch. You can try a swatch, and measure it, then determine how many stitches you will need to start.
      Hope this helps!
      http://www.ouicrochet.com/2015/05/iris-stitch-crochet-stitch-tutorial.html

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